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the presidential palace. president karzai said the city is now secure. >>> many events taking place to honor the memory of dr. martin luther king, jr. president obama and the first family helped out the charitable organization so others might eat earlier today. later the president will speak with african-american seniors and their grandchildren at the white house. >>> we did elect the first african-american president but how far has this country really progressed in terms of race relations. we have a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. we asked americans as a nation if we judged people by the content of their character or the color of their screen. 60% said character counted first. but when you break it down by race, 60% of whites and hispanics but 40% of african-americans said they think america is color-blind. issues like that, topics on a day-to-day basis also the topic of a special tonight, obama's america: 2010 and beyond. for more on this poll and results where we are, a social activist and political commentator. you're taking part in the special tonight so we wanted to have you o
karzai was beginning to swear in a new cabinet and the message from the taliban is unmistakable. despite whatever progress is being made by the afghan government or the coalition forces against taliban forces in the south, the taliban is trying to send a message to the afghan people that they are here to stay, tamron. >> jim miklaszewski live for us out of kabul, afghanistan, right now. and still ahead, more on the incredible rescues in haiti. how crews found and pulled one woman from the rubble of a collapsed supermarket and i will talk with an american trapped beneath the rubble of a hotel for 53 hours. ♪ my sunglasses. the people say i'm forgetful. maybe that's why we go to so many memorable places. love the road you're on. the subaru outback. motor trend's 2010 sport/utility of the year. would you like that to hurt now or later? uh-- what? (announcer) pepcid® complete doesn't make you choose. it neutralizes acid in seconds and controls heartburn all day or all night. pepcid® complete , works now and works later. >>> still no sign of six people from lynn university in boca raton,
. that's the same message we saw and heard in afghanistan with hamid karzai. these reluctant leaders that we, the united states, need. >> that's exactly right, tamron. we'll find the focus shifting from afghanistan to other potential sanctuaries, and in all of these cases we're dealing with teetering or failed states, weak governments, imperfect allies. but we have to work with them and find a way to partner with these imperfect friends and find a way to root out al qaeda within their countries, be much more aggressive with intelligence operations, because we're not going to be able to apply military forces to these places. >> i want to take that point directly to jim at the pentagon. jim, on that point as far as yemen, how much does our military, does our government, how much can we trust the yemeni government? >> there's not a whole lot of trust of the the ability of the yemen government, you know, they do feel at this point that the yemen government is sincere in trying to take down, or at least diminish the effectiveness of al qaeda in yemen itself. it's also dealing with a civil
just steps away from the presidential palace. hamid karzai says security has now been restored to the capital where we find nbc news correspondent jim miklaszewski. mick, what can you tell us? what has unfolded and what are the numbers in terms of casualties? >> reporter: this was a highly sophisticated spectacular attack that begin, as you said, with a series of suicide bombers, both in automobiles, trucks and gunmen that had worn suicide bomb vests that attacked several targets simultaneously and then several gunman rushed in to a high-rise marketplace, armed with automatic weapons and grenades hanging from their vests, went up to the upper floors. from that position, they engaged afghan security forces in a fierce firefight that went on for about four hours. in the end, despite all the spectacular explosions and firefight, there were very few casualties. four afghan police and one child. as many as ten militants killed. but that really didn't matter, apparently, to the taliban. what mattered is that they believe they got their psychological target achieved, and that was that
of checkpoints and ramping up security procedures. afghanistan's president hamid karzai has ordered a review of the security plan for that nation's capital city in wake of that coordinated attack. and we have amazing video from australia. take a look at this. this is a car obviously. you can see that. but what happened? it's dangling over a school classroom in sydney. look at that. the woman apparently inside smashed through a wall in a multistory parking lot. it took 40 minutes to get her out. she was not seriously hurt. she actually told rescuers that she lost control of the vehicle when she was in the parking garage. how crazy is that? [ wind howling ] [ male announcer ] it balances you... [ water crashing ] [ male announcer ] ...it fills you with energy... and it gives you what you're looking for to live a more natural life, in a convenient two bar pack. this is nature valley... delicious granola bars made with 100% natural ingredients. nature valley. 100% natural, 100% delicious. reddelicious granola bars made with 100% natural ingredients. me to death. there's so much to learn. i just
in by afghan president karzai. correspondent jim miklaszewski in kabul joins us live. jim, what's the latest? how long has this lasted and has it called down. >> a series of firefighters that ended with suicide bombings and ended when afghan police finally stormed a shopping complex where several of the cal ban had taken up refuge and sniper positions in the upper floors and engaged police in this fierce firefight that went on for hours. as you said a total of 12 people. amazingly only 12 people killed in this series of bomb blasts, one so huge it could be felt more than a mile away. now, according to afghan and u.s. military officials, what this showed was that the afghan police and some of the afghan military were able to take charge of this situation and eventually bring it under control. but what it also raises is serious questions about how this group of suicide bombers and gunmen of taliban were able to penetrate layers, several layers of outer security and get so close to the presidential palace itself to conduct this kind of deadly operation, david. >> nbc news chief pentagon corresp
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